Intern Junior Assistant Buyer Retail @ ASICS Europe https://customerimages.magnet.me/f5954c94869f8a4bdad23ef1302a7c44_1170_418.jpg?fit=crop https://magnet.me/a/company/asics/opportunity/11911/intern-junior-assistant-buyer-retail?lang=en The purpose of this internship is to learn, gather knowledge and support the Buyer to deliver the product strategy that delivers to consumer, brand...

Intern Junior Assistant Buyer Retail

Intern Junior Assistant Buyer Retail

Internship

Hoofddorp, Netherlands

26 weeks

The purpose of this internship is to learn, gather knowledge and support the Buyer to deliver the product strategy that delivers to consumer, brand and commercial objectives for Asics Retail by owning and controlling the detailed item set up of the assortments for each of the store concepts.

To support creating the Visual Line Plans for future buys and ensure that the Data in the system accurately reflects the buy.  Work alongside the Allocator and Merchandising teams to ensure pricing and stock flow is in line with the assortment strategy.

Responsibilities

Support the Seasonal Range building process

  • Support the buyer in preparing for building a range plan by owning the item set up and understanding item flow from season to season
  • In partnership with merchandising provide lessons learnt from previous seasons on winners and losers and present a view on opportunities for future assortments
  • Under the guidance of the buyer conduct comp shops to assess and report back on competitor activity
  • Responsible of Accessories portfolio
  • Prepare Buying books for Stores
  • Assist in building the range assortment through helping to prepare and analyse Market knowledge, historical analysis and campaign information, including: Samples management for Full Price and Factory Outlet, The Pricing Matrix, Competitor analysis, Market share information, Specialist sports seasonality by market, Campaign calendars

Build DTC datasharing for Performance and Lifestyle

  • Ensure all weekly actions are listed in 1 document and up to date
  • Ensure that all attributes are accurate and sales monitored (mannequin, campaign items, special focus, etc)
  • Assist the Buyer in gathering best practices from Asics Japan and Asics America in DTC business
  • Continuously optimise the document and propose new Retail actions 

Performance management

  • Support the team in weekly performance reviews through understanding product level performance and making proposals for action to optimise sales in partnership with merchandising
  • Work alongside the merchandising team to actively participate in supporting the forecasting process by demonstrating a clear understanding of future receipts and product launch dates and key events
  • Working alongside the team propose actions to optimise sell through and manage seasonal range transitions
  • In partnership with the Buying and Merchandising team conduct store visits to report back on product opportunities and inform current and future decisions

Marketing & VM

  • Under the Buyers direction Integrate strong visual merchandising principles into each range build and provide clear communication to the VM and Operations team
  • Help coordinate the marketing calendar actions and support the buyer in guiding the team

Job requirements

Knowledge and experience

  • Currently studying in a Bachelor/Master in a related field (Buying, Business, Fashion, Retail...)
  • Strong Creative, presentation and visual skills
  • Competent in all Microsoft Office applications with good Excel and Powerpoint skills
  • Shows passion for product & a genuine interest in a retail Buying Career
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Ability to juggle and prioritise tasks to meet business objectives in a fast paced complex environment
  • Able to make persuasive arguments both in written and oral form
  • Able to reflect the appropriate sense of urgency and determine the proper business partners to resolve problems and share information
  • Affinity with (sports) fashion
  • Knowledge of relevant merchandising systems and applications 

Personal skills

  • Teamwork & Proactive behaviour
  • Stress resistance
  • Flexibility
  • Good organisational skills
  • Thorough and accurate with good attention to detail
  • Articulate and demonstrates strong presentation skills (Written and verbal)
  • Accuracy & Problem solving
  • Can do attitude

What ASICS Offers Interns

  • Traineeship for a 6 months period, starting in June -July 2016
  • Compensation of 350 euros gross per month
  • 50% discount on ASICS and Onitsuka Tiger products up to the legal tax limit in the Netherlands
  • Working for a growing sportive international company in a fast paced environment